Situated at the entrance to Portland Harbor, its shipbuilding industries, most notably the famous Liberty Ships, played a critical role in helping the United States win World War II. Today, a marina, residential condominiums and Bug Light Park mark the spot where countless women built the ships and sent them to their rendezvous with history. The area of Knightville has undergone many transformations. It was the home of major shipbuilding activity in World War I. In the late 1990's, when the Million Dollar Bridge was replaced by the Casco Bay Bridge in the late 1990's, rerouting traffic out of the Knightville area, many businesses left the neighborhood. Knightville has had yet another re-birth and is now the home of restaurants, single family homes, condominiums and a growing business district of small businesses, cafes and restaurants. South Portland's waterfront includes marinas, several restaurants and a yacht club.
On the west side of Maine's second largest city is the Portland International Jetport, Fairchild Semiconductor, Texas Instruments and the state's largest indoor shopping center, The Maine Mall. South Portland has one community college, seven elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school, which has frequently won state championships in football, field hockey and instrumental music. The South Portland High School recently completed Phase I of a renovation project that was approved by voters. Additionally in 2013, South Portland voters approved a bond referendum to relocate and build new public services facility at the location of the current Transfer Station on Highland Avenue.
Area: 13 sq. miles
City mil rate: (effective rate): $16.50
Median Home Sales Price: $195,000
Median household income: $51,066
South Portland City Hall
25 Cottage Rd. South Portland, ME 04106
Police Non-emergency (207) 799-5511
Supt. of Schools
130 Wescott Rd.
South Portland, ME 04106
South Portland Public Library
482 Broadway South Portland, ME 04106
South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber of Commerce
Updated: 15th July, 2019 11:42 PM.